Choosing a Tree!

Choosing a Tree!

I'm back again with more children enjoying the snow today and this time they're at the Christmas Tree farm.... they've selected quite a big tree!!



What a fun image this is from Avery Elle... I think the girl at the front is doing a sterling job of carrying a warm drink too!! This card is a bit different because it has an extra valley and mountain fold on the front so as to make a scene with dimension when stood up..



I used the whole length of an A4 piece of card and then cut it to the width I required. I then created a top folding landscape card as you can see above and used the extra length of card to fold again and make a smaller tent shape. Before making that smaller mountain fold I marked out where it would be with a pencil then stamped the image, lining it up so it straddled that marking then I trimmed  around the top of the tree to the pencil line which became the score line. 

As you can also see in the photo above I added a couple of tabs to stop the card front slipping open when on display.... don't add these until the end though.



You can use the coordinating die to do partial die cutting which is probably best to do before colouring or decorating the rest of the scene, just in case it doesnt go as planned! I used Copics to colour the image and blended Distress Oxide ink for the sky and added a few extra trees in the background too. A splattering of white paint made a nice snowy sky and snow on the trees too.



I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, you could use this style of fold with other stamps and dies too. You can easily just add the die cut images or pieces after making your card base instead which eliminates the partial die cutting step altogether.... I hope you give it a try.


Thanks for stopping by, catch you next week :)

Jenny x


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